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Engineering in Germany

Engineering in Germany: Energy, Technology, and the Environment

Experience the vibrant engineering industry in Germany, by living and studying renewable energy and engineering principles in Bavaria.  Join Dr. Valentin Soloiu on 2-week trip to study engineering in the heart of the German auto industry.

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APPLICATION FORM (Deadline February 1, 2018)
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Course Options:
Students have the opportunity to earn and will be enrolled in 3 credit hours:
ENGR 2137s – Energy Science, Alternative and Fossil Fuels, and Environment (3)
TMAE 5139G – Renewable Energy (3)

Eligibility:
Students should be in good academic standing at the time of application, with no active disciplinary record.  All students must be fully admitted to the institution, and at least 18 years of age by the program departure date.

Dates of Program:
July 1 – July 13, 2018 (Summer Term B)
The first two weeks are spent on campus completing intensive lab work and preparing for the excursion abroad.

Program Cost:
$3,800.00 (tentative)
Includes: All regional and local transportation in country; lodging for the duration of the program; all breakfasts, welcome and farewell dinners, all company/site visits and tour fees; full day excursions; and insurance coverage.

Additional Costs:
Roundtrip airfare to Munich, Georgia Southern tuition & fees for course enrollment, additional meals beyond those provided, incidental travel and personal expenses.

Nature and Purpose of the Program:
The Engineering in Germany Study Abroad will introduce students to the research and development of engineering technology that has long been an integral component of the country’s economy.  Since implementation of the European Free Trade Area and the Euro currency, Germany has cemented itself a driving force for innovation, economic growth, market-based sustainable energy initiatives.  Nevertheless, Germany continues to face the challenge of acting as a regional leader, developing strategies employed for and against globalization, environmental impacts, and land use practices in the region, while also linking such changes to national, regional, and global transformations.

Over the course of this 2-week program, students will travel to a variety of engineering firms, renewable energy plants, and cultural heritage sites to learn about historical and recent developments that drive German leadership and innovation in the fields of automotive mechanics and renewable engineering technologies.  Students will also gain an appreciation for the German cultural qualities that emphasize the education, leadership, and growth in these particular fields.  Topics covered will provide an extension of the hands-on intensive lab experience completed on campus during the first half of Term B and will further incorporate debates regarding sustainability, land use and environmental preservation,


Example Excursions, Activities, and Highlights:

  • Overnight trip to Innsbruck, Austria
  • Visit and tour of research labs at Technische Hochschule Ingolstadt
  • Four different company and site visits to interact with field experts
  • Guided tour of Dachau concentration camp memorial
  • Welcome and farewell dinners in Munich
  • Free travel time in the evenings to explore the local surroundings
  • Book your own airfare to explore Germany and the region on your own after the program

Application and Payment Schedule:
Program Application and $500 Program Deposit: Due February 1, 2018
1st Program Payment of $1,639.00: Due February 20, 2018
2nd Program Payment of $1,639 + $22.00 mandatory insurance coverage cost: Due March 20, 2018

All payments should be made through the Georgia Southern Studies Abroad “Engineering in Germany” Marketplace webpage.

Refund information:
Once accepted to the program, all deposits and program payments are non-refundable.

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Submit applications to any of the locations listed at the top of the application form.  Applications can also be sent through campus mail to Emilee Carr at P.O. Box 8106.

Have questions or need more information?  Please contact:
Dr. Valentin Soloiu, Department of Mechanical Engineering – vsoloiu@georgiasouthern.edu
Ms. Emilee Carr, Study Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs & Services – ecarr@georgiasouthern.edu

Last updated: 10/16/2017